30 Timeless Rustic Bathroom Ideas

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Decorating your home with a rustic flair is a great way to show appreciation for natural materials, vintage accessories and architectural details that exude character. This includes not being afraid to show off things like wood beams, stone and clay accents and old-school light fixtures. If you’re curious about this design trend, consider experimenting with rustic bathroom ideas.

Revamping your bathroom into a rustic retreat for you and your guests doesn’t have to blow your budget. Here, we’ve gathered a selection of bathroom pictures, ranging from bold transformations to more understated layouts with rustic touches. You can go for shiplap walls, install patterned wallpaper (plaid and florals are always a good idea) or even try sliding barn doors or a walk-in shower to enhance your space. The choice is yours! So if you’re unsure of how to incorporate rustic elements into your bathroom, these decor ideas, which include a few pointers for modern design lovers, will give you some inspiration.

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Subtle rustic touches, like a wood framed mirror and cabinet for toiletries, are full of charm.


Opt for a pair of wooden mirrors and hang them over your sink with an iron pulley and jute rope.

Let your bathroom exude a country vibe with a ridged ceiling, brick walls and wood flooring. But don’t stop there! Go for a white soaking tub to make the space stand out.

Add an array of vintage accents to your bathroom’s design. Balance the design scheme with silver fixtures, like lighting and mirrors, to give the all-white space a polished look.

Instead of a traditional bath mat, cover your tile floor with a vintage rug. Amp up the look by using a wooden hutch as an eye-catching linen closet.


Incorporating antique art into your bathroom’s decor is a simple way to achieve a rustic look. Gather an arrangement of wall art in varied sizes to bring the space to life.

You can’t go wrong with a combination of light and dark wood tones in a bathroom. Try a wood mirror in a dark finish, such as walnut, and a weathered oak cabinet for contrast. Using a stone sink only adds to the rustic appeal.


Play up the natural light in the room — and keep your space feeling fresh and breezy — with striped wallpaper in a neutral color.

For a modern and rustic combination, pair herringbone wood flooring with white subway tiles.

The right wallpaper can help define the rustic appeal of a bathroom. Opt for a woodsy design to pull the space together.


Along with a walk-in shower and bold geometric floor tiles, woven storage baskets add to this bathroom’s homey aesthetic.


Bring the outdoors into your space by hanging greenery against a white shiplap wall.


Nature-Inspired Accents

Add a rustic approach to your modern bathroom with one simple accent. With this design, faux antlers are beautifully arranged around a mirror.

Ditch your modern sink for a vintage copper design boasting a wooden frame. To finish the look, enliven the space with a colorful shower curtain, bath mat and hand towels.


Vintage-Inspired Materials

Replacing your shower and sink with a trough exudes a vintage look, especially if the overall bathroom design features wood.

A sliding barn door with black handles can add warmth to an all-white bathroom.

Weaving wood details into your bathroom can give it a rustic feel in an instant. Just stick to a white sink and counter to add contrast to the wood cabinets.

You don’t have to outfit your entire bathroom in vintage wallpaper to make a design statement. Stick to one wall then cover it with pastoral paintings for country charm.

To create visual appeal, hang an antique mirror alongside vintage paintings in a range of sizes.


Tongue and Groove Planks

Transform a sterile white bathroom with shiplap walls and rich wood flooring for visual interest.

Galvanized storage solutions are an easy way to add a country-like feel to your bathroom. Weave in colorful decorative jars and even a small floral arrangement for an eye-catching display.


You can be creative and reuse materials for a rustic approach. Take a cue from designer Melanie Milner and use German feed sacks as valances for bathroom windows.

Plaid wallpaper can easily give your bathroom an old-world feel. Stick to a palette of neutrals for a timeless look.


Sometimes, all it takes is one statement piece to pull off a rustic aesthetic. In this case, a vintage ladder acts as the perfect spot for towels while bringing a dose of style into the space.


Try keeping a wood dish or bowl on your bathroom counter to store a small collection of makeup, jewelry and perfume.


If you’re on a budget, simply replace your mirror with a rattan design to create a focal point in your space.


For a unique rug design with a vintage feel, consider a wine cork bath rug. It’s sure to catch the eye of your guests, while adding an earthy feel to the space.

If you need extra storage for your bathroom essentials, sturdy wood shelves can keep your space clear of clutter.


A mix of deep and light tones never fail to showcase a rustic vibe. Here, a mirror and wood furniture in dark hues complement the white tones throughout the bathroom.


Metal Makeup Organizer

If you’re a beauty lover, finding places to store makeup brushes is key. A simple metal organizer is a great way to bring a rustic touch into your space.

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